Sunday, January 16, 2011
My brother shakes his head at me when I exclaim on some bit of history I've learned from a movie. I almost flunked history in college, and even when I read of events in the news my brain does not hold on to them long. For some reason, seeing those events in a film, they stick. In Casino Jack I learned of the goings on of lobbyist Jack Abramoff. With Tom DeLay just having been sentenced, it was very relevant and very interesting. Kevin Spacey and Barry pepper put in some dynamic performances, I learned a lot!